End Of Passage

A walk from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Town Hall

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The bus home invariably involves a further walk to the door and so we extended this to air travel which has gained a ubiquity almost equivalent to that of bus or train travel.

Leeds Bradford International Airport is situated about 9 miles from the city centre of Leeds and as such provides for a comfortable stroll from its countryside location creating a cross-section into the city. in a similar manner as a day out to see a site of cultural heritage the walk was undertaken as a weekend activity.

For their walk, End of Passage participants took a copy of Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle, as an accompaniment to the journey and also to serve as a reminder of the way in which the built environment impacts upon our movements and behaviour. The text became such a central aspect of the journey that they neglected to observe closely the environments we passed through.


Leeds (UK) - October 2010 - Participants: Gaia Rosenberg Colorni, Stuart Russell Brown, Gwilym Sainsbury

The start: Leeds Bradford International airport. Interactive Google map and Footage:

Map of route from airport to centre of Leeds:

Video footage of participant Stuart Russell Brown reading excerpts from Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle during walk:

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Campione d’Italia. December 2010Campione_ditalia.html
DRIFT: the synchronised movement of a pedalo on Lake Como and a pedestrian in Milan. December 2010 Drift.html